A chartered sailboat flips over in a storm and three young people struggle to survive on a poorly equipped lifeboat. This novel combines a realistic look at blended-family issues with a thrilling survival tale.
Reading level: Grade 2.8 (Lexile 460L)
HIP XTREME novels feature teenage heroes in life-and-death situations, often related to natural disasters. Geared to strugging readers in Grades 5-12, reading at Grade 2-3 level.